Remembering Neil Armstrong

Astronauts, Scientists Testify At Hearing On Future Of Human Spaceflight
Astronauts, Scientists Testify At Hearing On Future Of Human Spaceflight
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 22: Astronaut Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11, prepares to testify before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee about human space flight on Capitol Hill September 22, 2011 in Washington, DC. Armstrong was the first human to walk on the surface of the moon. Last week NASA unveiled their new heavy-lift rocket system that will put humans into space with a command capsule that is already under development. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Astronauts, Scientists Testify At Hearing On Future Of Human Spaceflight
Astronauts, Scientists Testify At Hearing On Future Of Human Spaceflight
Astronaut Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11; astronaut Eugene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17; University of Alabama aerospace engineering professor Michael Griffin; and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Chair Maria Zuber testify before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee about human space flight on Capitol Hill September 22, 2011 in Washington, DC. NASA unveiled last week their new heavy-lift rocket system that will put humans into space with a command capsule that is already under development. The estimated five-year price tag for the giant rocket is $10 billion, $6 billion for the capsule and $2 billion for the launch site at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, officials said. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama stands alongsi
US President Barack Obama stands alongsi
US President Barack Obama stands alongside the first man on the moon Neil Armstrong (2nd R), and fellow Apollo 11 crewmembers Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (L) and Michael Collins (2nd L) during a meeting on the 40th anniversary of NASA's first human landing on the moon in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, July 20, 2009. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB
SPACE-US-HISTORY OF MANNED SPACE FLIGHT-APOLLO XI
SPACE-US-HISTORY OF MANNED SPACE FLIGHT-APOLLO XI
(from L) Crew members of the first lunar mission Apollo 11, Edwin Aldrin, Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong pose during the 20th anniversary of the 20 July 1969 man's first landing on the moon, on May 26, 1989 in Washington. AFP PHOTO / KEVIN LARKIN
30th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Mission
30th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Mission
376713 12: (FILE PHOTO) Astronaut Neil Armstrong smiles inside the Lunar Module July 20, 1969. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission is celebrated July 20, 1999. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
Picture dated of 1969 showing US Astronauts Neil A
Picture dated of 1969 showing US Astronauts Neil A
HOUSTON, : Picture dated of 1969 showing US Astronauts Neil Armstrong (L) and Buzz Aldrin practicing in a simulator prior to their mission on the moon on the Apollo XI space mission. (Photo credit AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
US astronauts Neil Armstrong (R), Edwin aldrin (C)
US astronauts Neil Armstrong (R), Edwin aldrin (C)
HOUSTON, : US astronauts Neil Armstrong (R), Edwin aldrin (C) and Michael Collins chat 30 July 1969 inside the quarantine room in Houston shortly after their arrival after the Apollo XI space mission to the moon. (Photo credit AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
US austronaut Neil Armstrong  poses in f
US austronaut Neil Armstrong poses in f
Valencia, SPAIN: US austronaut Neil Armstrong poses in front of his photo during a visit to the Prince Felipe Museum, in Valencia 26 July 2005.AFP PHOTO JOSE JORDAN
30th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Mission
30th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Mission
376713 09: (FILE PHOTO) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has named these three astronauts as the prime crew of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. Left to right, are Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon mission is celebrated July 20, 1999. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
30th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Mission
30th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Mission
New York City welcomes the Apollo 11 crew in a showering of ticker tape down Broadway and Park Avenue August 13, 1969 in a parade termed as the largest in the city's history. Pictured in the lead car, from the right, are astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot. The three astronauts teamed for the first manned lunar landing on July 20, 1969. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon mission is celebrated July 20, 1999. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
30th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Mission
30th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Mission
Portrait of Neil Armstrong in 1959, ten years prior to the Apollo 11 mission in which he became the first human to set foot on the moon. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission is celebrated July 20, 1999. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
30th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Mission
30th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Mission
Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong poses for a portrait July 1969. Armstrong was the Commander of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Mission. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission is celebrated July 20, 1999. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
US President Barack Obama (R) talks with
US President Barack Obama (R) talks with
US President Barack Obama (R) talks with the first man on the moon Neil Armstrong during a meeting on the 40th anniversary of NASA's first human landing on the moon in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, July 20, 2009. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB
In this NASA handout picture taken in Ma
In this NASA handout picture taken in Ma
In this NASA handout picture taken in May 20, 1969, shows NASA's Apollo 11 flight crew (From L to R), Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot stand near the Apollo/Saturn V space vehicle that would eventually carry them into space on July 16,1969. (Photo credit /AFP/Getty Images)
In this handout NASA picture taken in Ma
In this handout NASA picture taken in Ma
In this handout NASA picture taken in May 11, 1969, US President Richard Nixon (R) meets the Apollo 11 astronauts (From L to R), Edwin E. Aldrin,Jr., Michael Collins and Neil A. Armstrong, on the lawn of the White House on their return from their Global Goodwill Tour. The tour carried the Apollo 11 astronauts and their wives to 24 countries and 27 cities in 45 days. (Photo credit /AFP/Getty Images)
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These NASA handout images show at top th
These NASA handout images show at top the Apollo 11 lunar landing astronaut crew from left: Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. "buzz" Aldrin Jr. At bottom from left are Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong on the eve of the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11's first human landing on the Moon at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, on July 19, 2009. AFP PHOTO / NASA
Astronauts Aldrin, Glenn, Armstrong, And Collins Awarded Congressional Gold Medal
Astronauts Aldrin, Glenn, Armstrong, And Collins Awarded Congressional Gold Medal
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 16: Astronaut Neil Armstrong (L) receives the Congressional Gold Medal from Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) during a ceremony in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol November 16, 2011 in Washington, DC. The gold medals were presented to Armstrong and his fellow crew members from Apollo 11, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin, and to astronaut and former U.S. Senator John Glenn (D-OH), the first American to orbit the Earth. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Astronauts Aldrin, Glenn, Armstrong, And Collins Awarded Congressional Gold Medal
Astronauts Aldrin, Glenn, Armstrong, And Collins Awarded Congressional Gold Medal
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 16: Astronaut Neil Armstrong (L) receives the Congressional Gold Medal from Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) during a ceremony in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol November 16, 2011 in Washington, DC. The gold medals were presented to Armstrong and his fellow crew members from Apollo 11, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin, and to astronaut and former U.S. Senator John Glenn (D-OH), the first American to orbit the Earth. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
US astronaut Neil Armstrong, who will be
US astronaut Neil Armstrong, who will be
US astronaut Neil Armstrong, who will be the first man to walk on the surface of the moon during Apollo 11 lunar mission, does a rehearsal in Cape Kennedy Space Center 15 July 1969 the day before lauching. AFP PHOTO
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